Archive for July 26th, 2011

USPS Politics and You

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

July 26th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

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USPS releases list of post offices to be considered for closing – postalnews blog

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“Today, more than 35 percent of the Postal Service’s retail revenue comes from expanded access locations such as grocery stores, drug stores, office supply stores, retail chains, self-service kiosks, ATMs and usps.com, open 24/7,” said Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe. “Our customer’s habits have made it clear that they no longer require a physical post office to conduct most of their postal business.”

USPS releases list of post offices to be considered for closing – postalnews blog.

This step is needed, and can be done positively.  Everyone needs to compromise, and adjust to doing things differently.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

July 26th, 2011 at 12:18 pm

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New USPS Website

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If you have pages at usps.com bookmarked, you will need to check the links.  I have several usps.com pages I monitor for changes using www,changedetection.com, those have all failed this week and needed updating.

For example:

Old Link = http://www.usps.com/prices/
New Link = Well, I can’t find anything that has all the prices on one page.  Will have to use the Ratefold at Postal Explorer.

Old Link = http://www.usps.com/serviceperformance/welcome.htm
New Link = http://about.usps.com/what-we-are-doing/service-performance/welcome.htm

The new website is cleaner, clearer, and has a more modern feel.  Like any change, it will take some getting used to, but it should be easier for the general public to use in the long run.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

July 26th, 2011 at 8:27 am

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Will USPS be included in a debt reduction deal?

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

July 26th, 2011 at 8:04 am

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